I had a question on which section to take first and wanted to address it. You’ll find different opinions on this subject and here is mine: Take the hardest section first. The reasoning for this is very simple. Once you pass a section, your 18 month window begins (from the date you sat for the exam, not the date that you received your results). You don’t want to pass the easiest section (Auditing) and then struggle with FARE 5x and lose AUD. I say that Auditing is the easiest section, but “easiest” is a relative term. Each section of the exam is very hard, I just think AUD is the less-hard section of the CPA Exam. If you think Auditing is the hardest section because you’ve passed the others but have failed Auditing 3x, then I understand. I’m just speaking in general terms. Ranking of CPA Exam sections from hardest
I’ve been running the numbers trying to devise a battle plan for REG and BEC. I did the math and I have 4,706 REG multiple choice questions and 2,790 BEC questions at my disposal. By the way, that’s 7,496 questions – all on software. I’ve never done all of the questions in preparing for an exam (or even came close) and that may be my downfall. I have one chance to get it right on each or I have to re-take the dreaded FAR exam. In order to complete all of the MCQs once in the next 30 days, I have to average 250 questions a day. Granted, Saturday and Sunday naturally lend themselves to more study time, but it is going to be a grind doing that many questions in study mode for the next 30 days with work and family on top of it all. It will be
Maybe it is just my imagination, but I thought the numbers were green when I passed FAR? Green…Gray…Burnt Umber…I’ll take anything 75 or above. I really needed this one. I seriously may have taken a looonnngggg hiatus I hadn’t passed. Thank you GOD/JESUS!
According to the Uniform CPA Examination Alert, students who took two sections in a testing window were more likely to pass one section of the CPA Exam than those who took just one. Thought: Makes sense… Students who took two sections were also more likely to pass both of them than pass just one. Thought: Ok, finally something to chew on. Students who took all FOUR sections in a window were more likely to pass all 4 than they were to pass 3, 2, or 1 section. Thought: Weird.